Private Finance Projects

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 15 June 2005.

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Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the private finance initiative and public-private partnership projects her Department is undertaking; and what the status of each is.

Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Minister of State (Department of Constitutional Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

I list the private finance initiative and private-partnership projects currently undertaken by the Department for Constitutional Affairs and the status of each.

PFI Project



Operational-system is up and running.

National Probate Records

Operational—business is running. Ready for use since June 2001.


Operational-IT systems are up and running.


Operational—business is successfully running.

East Anglia Courts

Operational—courts sitting since July 2004.

Exeter Crown and County Court

Operational—court sittings commenced since November 2004.

Sheffield Family Hearing Centre

Operational—court Sittings commenced July 2004.

Hereford and Worcester Magistrates Courts

Operational—courts sitting since October 2001.

Humberside Magistrates Courts

Operational—courts sitting since November 2001.

Manchester Magistrates Courts

Operational—open to public in May 2004.

Derbyshire Magistrates Courts

Construction completed—Derby and Chesterfield magistrates courts are sitting. New Mills is awaiting the outcome of a court case.

Avon and Somerset Magistrates Courts

Under construction—contracts let in August 2004.

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